Physical Therapist Assistant Program Associate Degree Newport County Campus • Applications for Fall 2014-16 • PHTA Program start date: Fall • Full time day program Admissions Guidelines Minimum requirements to apply to the Physical Therapist Assistant program: 1. Complete and submit a CCRI Application for Enrollment. General Studies should be first choice, PHTA should be second choice. 2. Send an official copy of the applicant’s high school transcript or GED, including date of graduation or, if the applicant holds a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college/university, the high school transcript may be waived; college transcript must indicate completion and degree awarded. 3. Must earn English placement test results (Accuplacer) issued by CCRI through the Office of Advising & Counseling must show readiness to take ENGL 1010: Composition I or the applicant must have completed ENGL 1005: College Writing with a grade of “C” or better. 4. Demonstrate competency at MATH 1420 level by placing into MATH 1420 through the standardized test (Accuplacer) or completion of MATH 0500 with a “C” or better. The following courses will substitute for MATH 1420: MATH 1200, 1210, 1430, 1470, 1475, 1550, 1560, 1670, 1680, 1700, 1710, 1900, 1910, 1920, 2910. (Highest grade earned in any of these courses will be calculated in the point system) 5. Complete a standardized test (Accuplacer) issued by CCRI through the Office of Advising & Counseling. Competency of 75 or above is required for reading comprehension or completion of ENGL 0890: Critical Reading with a grade of “B-” or better. 6. Completion of RHAB 1100: Foundational Kinesiology is recommended and may be considered in the Performance Based Acceptance Process. 7. Completion of the following courses with a grade of “B-” or better: BIOL 1010: Human Anatomy PHTA 1000: Introduction to the Physical Therapist Assistant RHAB 1010: Medical Terminology for Rehabilitative Health 8. A cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better for all college courses taken. 9 Complete Preadmission Degree Evaluation. 10. Complete and submit performance-based Health Sciences Application Form. Please note the Performance Criteria located on the back of this form. The application and instructions can be found at http://www.ccri.edu/oes/admissions/index.html. The minimum requirements must be completed satisfactorily BEFORE submission of Performance-Based Health Sciences application and do not guarantee acceptance to the program. Students declining acceptance into the program for the semester offered must resubmit a Performance-Based Health Sciences application for the program and meet the current admission requirements for the application period in which they reapply. Once accepted into Physical Therapist Assistant Program, the student must attend a mandatory orientation conducted by the Rehabilitative Health Department. Technical Standards: The physical activity level for the Physical Therapist Assistant is classified as “medium” by the Department of Labor in the Dictionary of Occupational Titles. Students must have the ability to perform essential physical skills and demonstrate the cognitive and behavioral skills or be able to perform those using compensatory techniques and/or adaptive devices. These Essential Skills can be found at http://www.ccri.edu/rehabhealth/phta/ess_skills.html. Students are required to submit background check when directed by notification from Enrollment Services. Final acceptance to the program is dependent on the results of the background check. Anyone convicted of a crime may be unable to attend clinical experiences. No incident or probation must have occurred within the past 5 years. Applicants convicted of a felony need to comply with state licensure requirements. General policies following acceptance After being accepted and prior to beginning the program: Students must have a physical examination and required immunizations completed prior to starting the program. Students must also have a current CPR card (American Heart Association, Health Care Provider Level) obtained through an American Heart Association recognized community training center (Course is available at CCRI–HEAL 0200.) For more information: www.ccri.edu/dean-hrs/admiss-docs.html Office of Enrollment Services, Newport County Campus: Deborah Watson, 401-851-1637, [email protected] If more specific information is needed, contact Kimberly Crealey Rouillier, Physical Therapist Assistant program director, at [email protected] Physical Therapist Assistant Program Admissions guidelines Rev. 12/20/13 PHTA Program Admission Criteria Point System The performance-based acceptance process is based on the performance indicators identified for the PHTA program. A point system has been assigned to each of the performance criteria listed in the admissions information on the CCRI website. The criteria for the incoming class in Fall 2014 will include: • Program GPA • Prerequisite GPA • Number of required general education courses completed • Grades in BIOL 1010, RHAB 1010 and PHTA 1000 (prerequisite courses) • Reading score Average program overall and prerequisite GPA Points (rounded to the tenth) 2.5-2.9 20 3.0-3.4 30 3.5-3.9 40 >3.95 50 (Number of general education courses completed with a grade of C or better - 5 points each) ENGL 1010 5 COMM 1100 5 BIOL 1020 5 MATH 1420 5 PSYC 2010 5 PSYC 2030 5 Grades in the prerequisite courses using the following scale: A = 40 points B = 25 points C = 10 points A- = 35 points B- = 20 points B+ = 30 points C+ = 15 points • • • Reading score Bachelor’s degree or a score of 95 or greater on the ACCUPLACER reading test or “A” in ENGL 0890 Maximum Point Total 205 points In the event of a tie in the Performance Rating, students who are tied and have completed RHAB 1100: Foundational Kinesiology will receive preference over those who have not. If a tie still exists, a separate calculation will be performed using grades achieved in the required general education courses that are completed. Students will receive points for grades in these courses using the scale used for the prerequisite courses. In the event that there continues to be a tie, priority will be given according to the date and time that the application was submitted. Maximum tie breaker points • Grade in ENGL 1010 • Grade in COMM1100 • Grade in BIOL 1020 • Grade in MATH 1420 • Grade in PSYC 2010 • Grade in PSYC 2030 • Grade in RHAB 1100 Grade in BIOL 1010 Grade in RHAB 1010 Grade in PHTA 1000 5 280 points Credits granted through AP, CLEP, challenge exams or assessment for prior learning will be recognized as satisfying course requirements and will be assigned points equivalent to a “B.” ***A student with a baccalaureate degree or higher may still be required to complete an ACCUPLACER Test depending on the prerequisites for individual general education courses.*** Please review the Department of Health website at www.health.ri.gov/licenses/healthcare/index.php to learn about licensing requirements for the health sciences professions. PLEASE NOTE: A Social Security number is required to begin the licensing process for the health sciences professions.
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